Weekly News Recap: May 13, 2016

Conrad Sauve, president and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross, joined Alberta Premier Rachel Notley at a news conference announcing how donations will be dispersed to Fort McMurray evacuees. (photo credit: CBC)

Philanthropic personalities


Philanthropic controversy

Life and career hacks

  • Design, Illustrated in 3 Charts The "Holy Grail" of design, the ambition hierarchy of designers, and thinking about what you do. (5/5/16)

  • (How to Deal With) Difficult People The adult of equivalent of "everything you need to know, you learned in kindergarten." Good stuff. Very good stuff. (5/4/16)

  • Whatever Happens, I Win Using systems thinking instead of goal thinking. Better overall outcomes and less feeling like a failure for not reaching a binary goal. Interesting take on competing. (5/1/16)

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